E-Band Communications Wireless Backhaul

Licensing

 

Systems operating at the e-band frequencies have two unique characteristics not experienced by conventional lower frequency devices.  Firstly, the high operational frequencies of e-band systems make antennas highly directional, meaning systems communicate via highly focused "pencil beam" transmissions.  Secondly, the 71-76 and 81-86 GHz frequency bands are configured as two single channels, meaning traditional frequency planning does not need to be considered.  Together, these two unique properties of e-band systems enable operators to realize networks with a high degree of frequency reuse, even configuring links close to one another without interference concerns.

The national wireless link regulators and administrators in the USA, UK and many countries have recognized that these characteristics vastly simplify the licensing process.  With no frequency coordination and much simplified interference analysis, the burdensome traditional link licensing schemes are not necessary.  Innovative streamlined processes have been introduced that enable links to be applied for in real time, and interference analysis and link approval to be realized in minutes.  Because administration is vastly reduced, the cost of such "light licenses" has been dramatically reduced, encouraging adoption of competitive high data rate services at the e-band frequencies.

 

 

Please also see the following resources for additional information and registration services in the U.S.:

 

Comsearch

Janelia Technology Park

19700 Janelia Farm Blvd.

Ashburn, VA 20147

Phone:  703-726-5500

Fax: 703-726-5600

www.comsearch.com

"For over three decades, Comsearch has been the pre-eminent global provider of spectrum management and wireless engineering products and services. We have developed industry-standard interference analysis and mitigation processes and procedures, and we maintain state-of-the-art software and comprehensive databases used in the design of complex wireless systems. Our commercial and government customers rely on us for innovative yet cost-effective solutions to the challenges posed by 21st century wireless deployments. Our first-rate customer service combined with our history, expertise, and capabilities are the reasons we have thousands of active customers."

 

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street SW

Washington, DC 20554

Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)

Fax: 1-866-418-0232

http://www.fcc.gov/licensing

"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions."